September is Pain Awareness Month, and the International Association on the Study of Pain (IASP) is working to further research and social awareness of this sometimes-debilitating condition. For many people in Homestead and across Florida, chronic pain begins after a serious event such as a car crash.
Hallandale Beach car collisions can easily lead to head injuries because of the force of impact. It can take months or years to recover from a traumatic brain injury sustained in a traffic collision and the healing process can require complex and expensive medical treatment. For some patients, their injuries prove permanent or even fatal.
In Broward County, trucks are essential for commerce. They deliver goods to stores and businesses across the region and make deliveries to customers, too. Moving trucks, tanker trucks headed for construction sites, and large big rigs delivering shipments to stores are on the roads every day. While most trucks make their deliveries safely, the size of these trucks can lead to disastrous collisions.
If you have been in a collision with an 18-wheeler, big rig, or any commercial truck, you may have sustained serious injuries. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh over 80,000 pounds and in a crash with a smaller passenger car, the occupants of the smaller car are at risk of catastrophic injury.
Each year, residents of Coral Gables and other South Florida communities contact the team at Flaxman Law Group after suffering serious injuries in car collisions involving tankers. Unfortunately, these crashes can cause serious and even permanent injury, and sometimes survivors have a challenging time getting a fair settlement from insurance companies unless they file a claim.
Tankers and trucks carry many types of cargo, but when drivers are transporting dangerous goods, they have a special obligation to act reasonably to prevent injuries. If you find a truck or car collision on your Hollywood property has caused a hazardous spill of materials, you and your household could be at risk and your property may be seriously damaged.
If you find yourself in this situation, contact a Hollywood car collision injuries attorney for a case consultation.
Suffering injuries such as fractures or a concussion after a car collision can be devastating. In addition to suffering personal injuries, some survivors of car collisions in Key West also suffer property damage, and it can be challenging to seek recovery for this type of damage in some cases.
Car collisions in Kendall, Florida result in a range of injuries, including quadriplegia and paraplegia. These injuries can happen if a passenger or driver is thrown from the car or sustains a crushing or traumatic injury which severely injures the spine or neck.
These forms of paralysis can be serious and can require a lifetime of additional medical management and care. If you have suffered either quadriplegia or paraplegia in a traffic collision, contact Flaxman Law Group to speak with a Kendall car accident claims attorney.
According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, close to two million Americans live with an amputation of a limb or finger. Car collisions are the leading cause of traumatic amputations, which are amputations not caused by genetic or medical conditions.
Most car accidents in Coral Gables do not lead to amputations, but when this injury happens, the effects can be far-reaching. In most cases, doctors and emergency responders will try to avoid amputation. However, in some cases it is not possible. A finger or toe may be severed in a crash and doctors may not be able to attach it. In some cases, a limb may need to be amputated to save a patient’s life.
Our bodies have 206 bones, and during a car collision, many of those bones are at risk of fractures because of the significant force and impact of a crash.
Understanding Broken Bones
Fractures happen in an Aventura car collision when bones are subjected to great force. This can happen if a passenger is thrown against a solid surface during impact or even against an airbag with enough force. Fractures can also happen if projectiles hit a passenger or if a passenger is thrown from the vehicle and crashes onto the road, another car, or another solid object.
Herniated discs are a common back injury in Weston traffic accidents. Unfortunately, this type of chronic back condition can lead to ongoing pain and permanent injury, which is why you may wish to contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Weston herniated disc claims attorney to discuss your case.